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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

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Patron: Sir Rod Stewart CBE 

LATEST NEWS

The Trust is pleased to announce the Online Shop now has payment through PayPal.

The Trust has resumed publicity stands - see the report on the event at Stonham Barns

The Rolling Chassis build has started! The Hornblocks have been cast by William Cook Cast Products and delivered to CTL Seal's premises for machining and fitting. The patterns for the next castings have now been transported to William Cook's. In addition, much progress has been made on the design of some more components - see Construction Progress.

The winding up of the 61662 'Manchester United' project sees their LNER tender donated to 61673 'Spirit of Sandringham' - details in Latest News.

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We are delighted to announce that new-build 61673 ‘Spirit of Sandringham’ has been relocated to the Sheffield based engineering company, CTL Seal Limited, where construction of 61673 will continue in their Works. CTL Seal is also the home of The Clan Project (Hengist). The full announcement is in Construction Progress.

Part 1 - The tenders leave the Mid Norfolk Railway - 3rd September 2020.

Part 2 - The 2 * 30ft track panels are made up and positioned ready to accept the tenders - 7th September 2020.

Part 3 - The tenders arrive at CTL Seal on 30th September 2020.

Part 4 - The main chassis leaves Llangollen on 19th October and arrives at Sheffield on 20th.

Local MP visits the Spirit of Sandringham Chassis - full story.

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Sponsorship Opportunities open for Cannon Box Assembly and Coupled Axlebox Assembly in Sponsorship.

'Nuts and Bolts' appeal, Sandy's Fighting Fund - all in Donating.

Volunteer Coordinator - Jeff Jackson. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07749 317373.

Sheffield Students visit the Trust at CTL Seal - STEM.

2020 marks 60 years without a B17, as the last ones were scrapped in 1960. Help us ensure that we can recreate this wonder within the next 10 years.

SUPPORTING THE PROJECT

Currently LNER class B12 and B1 locomotives are operational in preservation, but none of the B17s survived the cutter's torch. The B17 is the missing link between the two and is the only 4-6-0 locomotive designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. Supporting The Project.

RECREATE THE MAGIC!

Help fulfill the project aim to construct a new B17, to recreate again those exhilarating sights and sounds of a ‘Sandringham’ hard at work on the mainline at the head of its train and re-introduce something of our past heritage, for greater public benefit in years to come.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THIS AMBITIOUS PLAN TO REPLACE AN ICONIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND GO MAINLINE WITH THE 'SPIRIT OF SANDRINGHAM'

Some photos are courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press Archives.

How To Help